Curious Kids

How is snow made? An atmospheric scientist describes the journey of frozen ice crystals from clouds to the ground

The thought of snow can conjure up images of powdery slopes, days out of school or hours of shoveling. For millions of people, it’s an inevitable part of life – but you may rarely stop to think about what made the snow.

Why does a leap year have 366 days?

You may be used to hearing that it takes the Earth 365 days to make a full lap, but that journey actually lasts about 365 and a quarter days. Leap years help to keep the 12-month calendar matched up with Earth’s movement around the Sun.

Kids & Family

5 reasons for students to explore new subjects in an online summer course

(BPT) - Summer means school’s out, but that doesn’t mean your student has to stop learning. High school students can make the most of their summer by applying to an online summer program. …

Suffer from motion sickness? How to make travel easier for everybody

(BPT) - Do you love to get out in the world and visit new places, but often find yourself feeling uncomfortable while you're en route to your destinations due to nausea? Unfortunately, many …

Know as They Grow: How birth defects affect each stage of life

(Family Features) Birth defects, structural changes that affect one or more parts of the body, are the leading cause of infant mortality. To help improve the lives of people living with birth defects, consider this information.

How to Protect Your Family from Tornadoes

(Family Features) Capable of destroying buildings, uprooting trees and sending dangerous debris flying, tornadoes are rotating columns of air that extend from the base of thunderstorms to the ground.

5 Tips to Keep Kids Healthy During the Holidays

(Family Features) Keeping children and their families healthy during the holidays should be a priority for everyone. Consider these five tips to keep in mind throughout the holidays.

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The most common mental health diagnoses among teens in the US

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'Short burst' tutoring in literacy shows promise for young readers

The 74 looks at a 'short burst' tutoring model that combines one-on-one instruction with computer-based activities, while being less costly than other tutoring programs.
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